Marklyn P Champagne and Leslie Walker-Hirsch are the Co-Creators of The Internationally Used CIRCLES©® Programs

Marklyn P Champagne and Leslie Walker-Hirsch

Publisher: James Stanfield


In 1983 Circles was first published to provide a “road map” for relationships and relationship building skills and the paradigm has continually evolved to be relevant for changing times and technology. It is exciting to have a seminal work used internationally and as relevant to today’s culture as it was long ago.

Circles Level 1 is now in its 4th edition and includes addressing such topics as social media and living more inclusively. The Circles Utility App is a portable tool to be an ever-present reminder of boundaries and safety.

So what is the Circles paradigm? It is a series of concentric circles starting with the individual  and their self-esteem, self-care and self-knowledge of how relationships are defined, starting with them! Touch, talk and trust are learned here and are the highest in this inner most Circle, after all, “self-love” is esteem, accomplishment, meeting goals and growing.

Surrounding the self, in the purple private Circle, are people who are meet everyday and Circles demonstrates the quality and quantity of each relationship. It is concrete, organized and demonstrates the many levels of relationships, and how to build and maintain them, as well as dissolution of a relationship.

Intertwined with this are all topics in social/sexual information and the programs are designed to be used across different age groups and abilities. 

“The Circles method has been used successfully to teach students with learning disabilities, mild to severe mental health/emotional issues, autism, sensory impairments and affective disorders. The Program is flexible-meaning that each individual teacher can personalize each lesson to address the specific needs of her own class. The more familiar the teacher becomes with the Circles concept, the more applications she/he will find.”

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For more information about The Circles DVD/Print/Live Stream Curriculum Series contact the James Stanfield Company, Marklyn Champagne or Leslie Walker-Hirsch


CIRCLES: Intimacy and Relationships Level 1, 4th edition, 2018

CIRCLES: Intimacy and Relationships Level 2

CIRCLES: Stop Abuse


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